Melbourne Wedding Photographer_Lisa Drew

How long have you been a Wedding Photographer?

I have been taking photos for almost 20 years and professionally for 4. I actually shot my first wedding back in 2002 on a film camera! I did lot’s of assisting and second shooting before starting my own business.

What gear do you use? Do you have backup equipment?

I’m a Canon girl. I shoot with 5D Mark III body’s, L series lenses, and Canon speedlites. I have lots of backup equipment and I’m prepared for every situation.

What do you charge?

My wedding packages start at $2500 and portrait sessions from $400. This includes all of your images edited on a USB. Check out the pricing page above!

Where are you based? Do you travel for weddings?

I am based in Melbourne but available for weddings Australia wide. I LOVE to travel and will go almost anywhere for a wedding!

What are the travel costs involved?

For local weddings more than 1 hour from Melbourne CBD fuel & accommodation may be required. For interstate and destination weddings it’s my flight, 2 nights’ accommodation and a hire car. Please contact me though as sometimes I can offer a special package so we can make it happen!

Do you have an assistant or second shooter?

Yes I do. This is an additional charge and I will usually always recommend this for longer weddings with lots of guests/bigger bridal party. For smaller & more intimate weddings I am usually OK to shoot on my own.

What do we receive afterwards? When do we get our photos?

You will receive a sneak peek slideshow via email 2 weeks after the wedding with some of my faves from the day. I then mail you a package with your prints and USB 2 weeks after that. All images will be both high and low resolution. The USB will have 2 folders, one for printing and one for social media etc. All images are individually edited by me and then printed at a professional lab. You will receive all images printed as 4×6 and presented in a photo box plus a password protected online gallery for your family & friends to view the images. If you order an album, this takes time to design. You usually receive your album in the mail 2-3 weeks after your completely happy with the design and layout.

Can you organise prints and enlargements for us?

Absolutely. In fact I try and keep my prices reasonable so you can order them from me. The quality of a professional lab is so much better than a local lab, and I want the images to look amazing. Also I think it is important to print your images, hang them on the walls, stick them on the fridge etc. We don’t want them to disappear into the world of Facebook or sit in your hard drive forever. This is why an album is such a nice keepsake to have. There is nothing better than seeing your images come to life on paper.

Do you shoot with flash or natural light?

Both. I prefer to use natural light as often as I can, however when it is too dark I love to experiment with flash.

Do you look for locations before the wedding day?

I try to head to the wedding venue one week before just so I know exactly where I am going on the day. I will usually have a little look around for some cool spots however I do like to shoot spontaneously. I work better this way. If we have time and you want to shoot at a specific location this is ok, however we don’t want you to be away from your friends and family for too long. I try and get the portraits done in less than 45 min so you can enjoy the day.

How many times do we meet before the wedding day?

As many as you want. Usually it is just one, however that is completely up to you. If you live in a different state or country we can FaceTime or email.

Do you support Marriage Equality?

Absolutely! YES! I was raised in a household where everyone is equal and love is love regardless of gender or race. Simples!

How do we book you?

Message me via the contact form here to see if your wedding date is available. If it is then we can catch up for a coffee or FaceTime session to get to know one another. If your happy to proceed I will send you a contract to sign and then it’s just a $500 security deposit to lock in the date.

When do I have to pay the balance?

The balance is due 4 weeks before your wedding day

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